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Interactive video lesson plan for: How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

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Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Igor Coric.

Tagged under: Alex Gendler,Igor Coric,linguistics,language,language families,language evolution, languages evolve,language development,TED,TED-Ed,TED Ed,TEDEducation

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